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2012-06-28 23:01:05

With OrangeFS 2.8.6, customers will see significant improvements in performance, 3.x Linux Kernel support and Direct Interface libraries for POSIX calls and low-level system calls. The new OrangeFS Web Pack will provide integrated support for WebDAV and S3. Clemson, SC (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 On June 22, the OrangeFS development team, supported by Omnibond Systems LLC, announced the release of OrangeFS 2.8.6 and the new OrangeFS Web Pack, available as separate downloads. The new release touts...

2011-06-09 14:49:20

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for using multi-core chips more efficiently, significantly enhancing a computer's ability to build computer models of biological systems. The technique improved the efficiency of algorithms used to build models of biological systems more than seven-fold, creating more realistic models that can account for uncertainty and biological variation. This could impact research areas ranging from drug development to the...

2011-03-30 10:31:00

WESTON, Fla., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Micrium today announced that its uC/OS-II and uC/OS-III kernels are the first to offer improved support for the IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM v 6.20 multi-threaded applications. Application developers who write code for use in a multi-threaded environment will find the support critical when protecting shared objects using system locks, file-stream locks, and thread-local storage (TLS) in multi-threaded environments. "Micrium and IAR...

2011-02-03 00:00:45

Quadros Systems announces RTXCview, an embedded system trace tool designed to work in tight integration with the RTXC Quadros RTOS family. This powerful visualization tool gives deep visibility into system performance and behavior. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 2, 2011 Quadros Systems, Inc., a leading supplier of configurable and scalable real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced RTXCview, a powerful system trace and profiling tool for embedded systems. RTXCview works as a companion...

2010-04-05 10:36:16

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new approach to software development that will allow common computer programs to run up to 20 percent faster and possibly incorporate new security measures. The researchers have found a way to run different parts of some programs "“ including, for the first time, such widely used programs as word processors and Web browsers "“ at the same time, which makes the programs operate more efficiently. In order to understand...

2009-11-20 11:48:26

A mathematical model has explained some of the remarkable features of mosquito hearing. In particular, the male can hear the faintest beats of the female's wings and yet is not deafened by loud noises. The new research from the University of Bristol is published in the Journal of the Royal Society: Interface Insects have evolved diverse and delicate morphological structures in order to hear the naturally low energy of a transmitting sound wave. In mosquitoes, the hearing of acoustic energy,...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.